EDPR Secures PPA for its 200 MW Solar Power Project

EDPR Secures PPA for its 200 MW Solar Power Project

EDPR has announced that it has secured a 15-year PPA with Ammper to sell the energy produced by the 200 MW Los Cuervos solar PV project.

EDPR PPA 200 MW Solar

EDP Renováveis (EDPR) has announced that it has secured a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Ammper, a leading supplier of energy services, to sell the energy produced by the 200 MW Los Cuervos solar PV project. The contract is set in USD and for a 15-year minimum period.

The Los Cuervos solar project, located in Mexico, is expected to start operations at the beginning of 2021. Considering the capacity installed in the country and the projects already secured, the EDPR footprint in Mexico will reach 0.5 GW of installed capacity in 2021. Given EDPR’s current solar assets in operation and the 1.2 GW of solar projects already contracted, EDPR’s portfolio will increase its technological diversification and reach 1.5 GW of solar capacity build-out by 2022.

With this arrangement, EDPR has now contracted ~80 percent of the ~7.0 GW targeted global capacity build-out for the 2019-2022 period, as communicated in the Strategic Update on March 12, 2019. EDPR will continue to analyse and develop projects that meet its internal risk and profitability criteria.

João Manso Neto, CEO of EDP Renováveis, highlighted “we are very pleased with the progress of our PPA strategy with landmarks such as the one we are announcing today. We have reached 80% of the ambitious goal of incorporating 7 GW into global capacity, which we set out in our business plan, and we still have two years to go. Furthermore, we have reinforced our commitment to the Mexican market, where we already have an installed capacity of 200 MW, and we continue to boost our role as one of the benchmark renewable energy producers around the world. Finally, I would like to make a special mention of our commitment to maintaining our investment plan to 2022, despite extraordinary current circumstances.”

In January, the firm had announced that it has been awarded a long-term 20-year Contract-for-Difference (CfD) at the Italian wind auction to sell electricity produced by a portfolio of three wind farms with a total capacity of 109 MW. The projects are to be installed in 2021.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.